Delaware River bridges to get security cameras

| 5/25/2006

A $25 million investment of toll revenue into a camera system will help the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission keep a close eye on security and manage traffic flow, according to the commission.

The commission raised security concerns after the September 11 attacks and devised a $640 million capital investment program.

The latest expenditure will be a $25 million electronic video surveillance system installed on the commission’s 18 bridges, including Interstate 80 and the Delaware Water Gap.

Many of the bridges are border crossings between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Police departments from both states have yet to decide how the monitoring process will shake down, according to the Pocono Record.

The cameras will help the commission monitor accidents and incidents at the river crossings along with managing congestion.

The surveillance system could be up and running by November 2007.